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Dementia Awareness

About Dementia Dementia is a common problem, usually occurring in people over the age of 65 years. Dementia in itself is not a disease, but is a collection of symptoms caused by certain conditions. Symptoms Dementia has numerous symptoms associated with a decline in brain function, including • memory loss • thinking speed • mental...

Keeping active as you age

Staying physically active as you get older has many benefits. Regular exercise not only helps you to stay fit, but can help to keep you mobile and independent. It’s also a good mood enhancer, giving your brain chemicals a boost for a greater sense of wellbeing. More specific benefits include: • management of health conditions...

Vitamin D

Most of our Vitamin D is made by our body under the skin, in reaction to summer sunlight. It helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, nutrients that are needed to keep our bones and teeth healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities, such as rickets...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a fairly common condition, affecting around three million people in the UK. It weakens bones and makes them fragile and more prone to breaks. There are often no warning signs, and the condition is only diagnosed when a simple fall or sudden impact fractures a bone. Sometimes, even a cough or sneeze can...